Turkish airline cancels flights due to staff calling out sick

Posted on May 30, 2012 • Filed under: Middle East, Travel News

THY Turkish Airlines had to cancel flights on Tuesday, after being hit by staff reporting sick in a protest at a draft law which would make it illegal for aviation workers to strike. THY’s website was also hit by a cyber attack and was not working, transport minister Binali Yildirim said, adding 104 flights had been cancelled and he would take “necessary steps” if the issue was not resolved soon. The head of aviation union Hava-Is said the employee action was a response to the draft bill, but was not an official strike – THY staff can strike only after a statutory process. Read Article

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